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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

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On This week's media roundtable. we’ll discuss coverage of taxes and ongoing budget cuts in California. We’ll also talk about coverage of President Obama saying no, for now, to the Keystone Pipe line and the mass protests in Nigeria. We’ll be joined by the Sacramento Bee’s Phillip Reese, Mother Jones’ Kate Sheppard and freelance journalist Gillian Parker joins us from Nigeria. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Gillian Parker, a freelance journalist for several publications and websites including TIME and The Economist, based in Nigeria

Phillip Reese, a staff writer for the Sacramento Bee

Kate Sheppard, a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau 

Web Resources:

Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones: Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

Bryan Walsh, TIME: Pipeline Politics: Keystone Is Dead (For Now). What Happens Next?

Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee: Current crop of California college grads can't find jobs they want

Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee: Sacramento County budget cuts fall heavily on young workers

Gillian Parker, Global Post: Nigeria: Fuel protests and Islamic violence challenge President Goodluck Jonathan

Nkem Ifejika, BBC News: 'Nigeria Spring' here to stay

 

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.